DroneShield Limited and Teledyne FLIR are collaborating to extend Teledyne FLIR’s counter-Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) thermal imaging sensing technology to the DroneShield platform, which has developed and applied its powerful Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) software algorithms via Radio Frequency (RF) sensing and computer vision technologies.
The addition of Teledyne FLIR thermal camera hardware and expertise will enable military customers to improve detection, including identifying and tracking numerous unmanned threats in the thermal and RF spectrums at considerable range, providing a unique capability offered within a single system.
The combined sensing and mitigation solution has secured an initial marquee customer, a major Western military agency, which will be deploying the combined system at one of the best-known military testing ranges in the world. The contract value is confidential, and is expected to be fully received by DroneShield prior to end of the June 2022 quarter.
“With the ability to detect, identify, and track threats in the thermal and RF spectrums via powerful artificial intelligence algorithms, DroneShield and Teledyne FLIR offer a unique and differentiated capability, poised to augment a substantial number of multi-sensor counter-UAS systems globally,” said Oleg Vornik, DroneShield CEO. “We are thrilled to enter this collaboration. We are already working together on multiple tier-one global opportunities, including having jointly secured the initial marquee Department of Defense (DoD) customer for our combined offering, which incorporates our radio frequency sensors and DroneSentry-C2 command-and-control system. The joint system’s capability, plus the combination of Teledyne FLIR and DroneShield channels to market, strongly positions the combined system for a meaningful-scale rollout with Five Eyes partners and approved allies globally.”
“The unmatched Teledyne FLIR thermal imaging hardware and analytics for counter UAS, along with DroneShield’s RF sensors and unique AI software algorithms, provide a differentiated and substantial value-add to allied defense departments,” said Kai Moncino, Director of Global Business Development – Solutions, Teledyne FLIR. “Teledyne FLIR is thrilled to work closely with DroneShield to secure our first marquee proof-of-concept DoD customer at the iconic deployment location, and we look forward to expanding on our collaboration with DroneShield globally.”